Sydney Benedictine appointed Abbot General

Australian Benedictine Fr Michael Kelly has been elected the 115th Abbot General of the Sylvestrine Congregation at their recent General Chapter in Italy.

Fr Kelly, a monk of St Benedict's Monastery, Arcadia, in north-west Sydney, will soon move to Rome to take up his duties for a term of six years.

He is the second member of the Arcadia community to be elected Abbot General, the first being Fr Simon Tonini in the 1970's.

The Sylvestrine Congregation is a member of the Benedictine Confederation. It originated as a monastic reform movement in eastern-central Italy in the early 13th
century.

Recently he has been responsible for the desert retreat project associated with World Youth Day.

SOURCE
Michael Kelly - New Abbott General (Benedictine Arcadia Community News)

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